Shermichael Singleton

REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT

Shermichael Singleton, Republican Political Strategist and Political Commentator.

I want nothing more than Trump's success, but my hope is waning

In what appears to be a White House in chaos, President Trump’s recent behavior indicates what many already believe to be true: that he often lacks discernment.

The past two weeks have been extremely troubling for the Trump administration, starting with the president’s tweets after James Comey was fired, to the Justice Department’s appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into the possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. These developments have dramatically raised the political and legal stakes for a president who has only been in office for four months.

The actions by the president are troubling, in part because there is an air of expectation for the office of the president, and any person who holds that office should make every effort to live up to that expectation. As an American and as a Republican, I want Trump to be successful, but I am not certain he has the ability to live up to the standards of the office. While I have attempted to remain hopeful, his actions remove all hope and increase all doubt.

 

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